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Cinematographer Michael Ansbach, arrested in Christy Giles’ homicide, is ‘a witness’: legal professional

A cinematographer who was arrested — however not but charged by prosecutors — within the deaths of mannequin Christy Giles and her good friend is nothing greater than a “witness,” his legal professional advised The Publish Wednesday.

Michael Ansbach, 47, was launched on $100,000 bond after being arrested Dec. 16 in reference to the deaths of Giles and her pal Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, whose our bodies had been dumped at two separate hospitals on Nov. 13, 2021.

Cinematographer Mike Ansbach is only a "witness" despite being arrested in connection to the murder of a model and her friend, according to his attorney.
Cinematographer Mike Ansbach is simply a “witness” regardless of being arrested in connection to the homicide of a mannequin and her good friend, based on his legal professional.
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Two different males arrested together with Ansbach had been every charged Tuesday by Los Angeles County District Legal professional George Gascón. Producer David Pearce, 37, was hit with a homicide rap, and 42-year-old actor Brandt Osborn was charged with being an adjunct after the actual fact.

Ansbach’s legal professional Elliot Zarabi, nevertheless, mentioned Wednesday that Ansbach “is nothing greater than a fabric witness.”

Zarabi advised The Publish that Ansbach needs “to be an asset and a witness.”

Requested if his consumer has been cooperating with the prosecution, the legal professional declined to remark.

LAPD investigators mentioned the three males met Giles and Cabrales-Arzola at an after-hours warehouse celebration in Los Angeles on Nov. 13 earlier than persevering with to Pearce’s condominium on Olympic Boulevard. 

The officers mentioned two masked males driving a Toyota Prius with out license plates dumped Giles’ lifeless physique at a Culver Metropolis hospital later that evening. Shortly thereafter, the lads dropped Cabrales-Arzola at Kaiser Permanente in West LA.

Cabrales-Arzola died on Nov. 24 — 5 days earlier than her twenty seventh birthday — after she was pronounced brain-dead, her household mentioned. 

Ansbach was arrested but not charged in connection with the deaths of model Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola.
Ansbach was arrested however not charged in reference to the deaths of mannequin Christy Giles (left) and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola.
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An image of Cabrales-Arzola sandwiched between Ansbach and Pearce that was taken on the warehouse celebration additionally surfaced shortly after the lads had been arrested.

Ansbach’s legal professional mentioned that his consumer was on the bash on a job — having been employed by Pearce as a videographer for a documentary on digital dance music. He had been filming that evening in the course of the warehouse celebration.

Zarabi declined to remark when requested if Ansbach left the celebration with Pearce, Osborne and the ladies, however mentioned “Mr. Osborne was the one one who accompanied Mr. Pearce” to the hospital and “Mr. Ansbach was not within the Prius or any of the opposite automobiles” implicated by police within the murders.

Producer David Pearce was charged with murder and also booked on unrelated sexual assaults charges.
Producer David Pearce was charged with homicide and likewise booked on unrelated sexual assaults expenses.
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Greg Risling, a spokesperson for the LA County DA’s Workplace, advised The Publish that, whereas Ansbach hasn’t been charged, his case “stays beneath overview.”

Extra reporting by Marjorie Hernandez

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